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The SUN Movement goes to the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

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The UN Food Systems Summit, held during the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September, set the stage for global food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Over 51,000 people tuned in from 193 countries, all ready to tackle global hunger, climate change and biodiversity loss for true food systems transformation.

Over the past 18 months, the Summit has brought together all UN Member States and constituencies around the world – including thousands of young women and men, food producers, indigenous peoples, civil society, researchers, private sector, and the UN system – to bring about tangible, positive changes to the world’s food systems.

As a people’s summit and a solutions summit, it has recognised that everyone, everywhere must take action and work together to transform the way the world produces, consumes, and thinks about food.

  • Read the UN Secretary-General’s Chair Summary and Statement of Action: English 

Our call to action!

A multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach to nutrition must be front and centre in food systems transformation.

Why? Because we must make use of this historic opportunity for governments, donors, the private sector, UN agencies, and civil society to step up and announce bold commitments to drive progress against the global nutrition targets.

Download the SUN Movement call to action:  English | Français | Español

SUN country commitments

The first-ever UN Food Systems Summit saw nearly 300 commitments from hundreds of thousands of people – including a range of SUN member States and stakeholders – from around the world and across all constituencies to accelerate action and to transform food systems. The 148 commitments that have been registered so far are collective or institutional commitments to action that are aligned to the Summit’s Action Areas.

SUN country pathways

Over the past year, Food Systems Dialogues have taken place in some 40 SUN member States. Outcomes of these Dialogues are intended to inform the articulation of national pathways to sustainable food systems. These pathways can serve as points of reference across government and for all stakeholders in coming years. The route to achieving each nation’s food systems vision are then presented as a pathway document which focuses particularly on those sections of society who have the least resources and influence and tend to be hardest to reach.

Learn more about SUN countries´ ground-breaking solutions to invest in nutrition for food systems transformations:

SUN actors are speaking up and out for change:

Gerda Verburg,
SUN Movement Coordinator and UN Assistant Secretary-General

Dr Lawrence Haddad,
Executive Director of GAIN & SUN Executive Committee member, Chair of Action Track 1

Mike Nkhombo Kunga,
SUN Youth Leader from Malawi, Vice-Chair of Action Track 5

Dr Gunhild Stordalen,
Founder of Eat & SUN Lead Group member, Chair of Action Track 2

Join the discussion!

Through this people’s summit, the UN will reaffirm its commitment to promote human rights for all and ensure everyone, everywhere can participate. The event is open to all through its virtual programme and platform. To register, go here.

On social media? Then join in and join us.

Tag us: @SUN_Movement on Twitter, @SUNMovement on Facebook and @FoodSystems

Use these hashtags: #FoodSystems + #UNFSS2021 + #GoodFood4All + #SDGs + #InvestInNutrition